“Drop Down” on Five

By on March 15, 2012 Comments Off on “Drop Down” on Five

One Night, One Picture

By on March 15, 2012 Comments Off on One Night, One Picture

FILM THIS FILM

By on February 29, 2012 Comments Off on FILM THIS FILM

Repping Rhode

By on February 28, 2012 Comments Off on Repping Rhode

Bear with my positivity on this one, but I may have a hard time thinking of anything bad to say about Robin Rhode’s art on the street. First of all, Rhode’s canvases are the city streets and building walls, so each work is fresh and unique to each canvas, instead of the same exact dimensioned, blank canvas. Rhode’s artwork is by far some of the most viewable art work that we have seen yet with both aspects of the chalked image as well as Rhode and others taking part in the final picture of the work. The final picture and or pictures of Rhode’s art capture the essence of the playfulness yet very sophisticated nature of the art, exploring the evolution of his falling television from the sky as he tries to catch it. Rhode’s art is perfect for the streets as each of his works is in some way inviting the viewer to either impossibly jump onto a 2-D bike or take a minute (likely more) to jump into the process of his work. Because of the simple nature of a chalk line, it is a viewing experience in multiple directions as the drawings are as basic and identifiable as they need to be while the actual ideas giving life to Rhode’s work are very in depth and full of process.

I love art on the street any day over a gallery piece in my opinion, because the work is much more raw, unfiltered, and made for the public to view rather than just a few choice individuals. Rhode’s has been influenced by the street and the changing culture of the end of apartheid in South Africa which I believe has really unlocked the creative capabilities that Rhode’s is capable of. Hip-hop and sports are two avenues that he strongly relates to being a relatively young and socially aware artist of his generation. He is giving a new perspective to us by giving us the chance to watch the evolution of a skateboard ride not through a skate park or television, but instead through a canvas as he drops in from the half-pipe. I cannot help but be inspired by the work of Robin Rhodes as he continues to fuse the playfulness of his generation with serious ties to life of the street, something that seems like a complex relationship for Rhode.

Jon Gitelson, Idea’s are free

By on February 20, 2012 Comments Off on Jon Gitelson, Idea’s are free


Jon Gitelson is a conceptual artist, a way of creating art with an idea behind it. All of Gitelson’s work fall into numerous cate with the each component of the piece being unique to the whole without overpowering one specific element. The Quitter for example is a piece that I still think about almost a year ago after first witnessing it. The story of quitting smoking, the idea behind it, the presentation and the photographs all are in balance with one another as you could spend a good amount of time digesting the poster and all that Gitelson is portraying with its composition. I would love to check out Gitelson’s sketchbook (and probably have my mind blown).

Gitelson’s ideas are extremely powerful for an artist bringing in many different concepts of things so minute such as the schedule of doors opening for the metro as in The Sweet Spot. It seems that Gitelson can view anything in an artistic manner respond to it on a canvas that is both beautifully elegant and bare at the same time. For a casual idea such as The Sweet Spot, Gitelson chose to use pen as way to show the casualness of his intentions and message while the uniformity of The Quitter shows both his serious manner of his intentions as well as a way to cement his message of The Quitter as it really being his last pack maybe. With work like Gitelson and a world like ours, I feel like he will never lose inspiration.

Elephants To Earth

By on February 16, 2012 Comments Off on Elephants To Earth

Scanned objects and photoshopped until content as could be!

PROJECT THIS project

By on February 14, 2012 Comments Off on PROJECT THIS project

needs-

projection source(overhead?)
two or three projection ideas- is this art? good pollution is light pollution?
places
inlight richmond- festivals of light!!

wants-

to do it

Jenny “HOLD ON TO YOUR EYEBALLS” Holzer

By on February 11, 2012 Comments Off on Jenny “HOLD ON TO YOUR EYEBALLS” Holzer

Jenny Holzer in my opinion is sitting on a process that could turn the world on its head. The projections she is able to produce from sayings, thoughts, and feelings are on some of the largest “canvases”ever known to us humans. I place the word canvases in parentheses for no other reason than the fact that she is able to make just about anything into a canvas including buildings, beaches, and any surface able to reflect light (I’m finding the possibilities of light are endlessly delightful). Her process to project such large scale lighted sayings is unprecedented and her possibilities to produce her message-filled art are only limited to her own ideas, which will hopefully never end.

As much as I thoroughly enjoyed viewing Jenny’s work, I felt that it lacked some key elements as I scrolled through her beautifully balanced website layout (following the principles!). For starters, as much as I enjoyed some of the words and messages she expressed for the projections, I felt that some were way too figurative to ever relate to (for me:(. I am by default, a very literal person, so I felt like some of the projections made little sense. Another response I had to Holzer’s work was the anonymity to her canvases. Why did she choose the building that she did to say “There is Blood, There is More Blood?”

She could have her reasons but the viewer is left in the dark (when roaming her site). Jenny Holzer possesses the process to change the world, I only hope that she finds the rhyme to reason.

Only the tipping point of the iceburger

By on February 6, 2012 Comments Off on Only the tipping point of the iceburger

http://fredericksburg.patch.com/articles/art-abounds-downtown


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